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Products > Sagittaria latifolia
 
Sagittaria latifolia - Arrowhead

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Aquatic Plant
Family: Alismataceae (Water Plantains)
Origin: Pantropical
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Sagittaria latifolia (Aquatic) (Arrowhead) - Considered to be the standard arrowhead. Widely distributed across North America and into Central and South America. A showy herbaceous perennial with arrow-shaped leaves and single bright white flowers. The to 1 inch wide 3 petaled white flowers appear in late spring and summer. Submerged leaves are lance-shaped or even bladeless. Often used as a wetland reclamation plant. Can reseed readily. Grows in full sun to part shade in moist soil or water up to 6 inches or more deep. Quick grower in warm weather reaching 12 to 20 inches tall with a running spread. Cold hard to below 15 F. Once established in an earth bottom pond this sagittaria can form large colonies shading out other plants. It grows at low elevations in shallow water on the fringe of ponds, lakes, streams and wet ditches. The tubers were harvested stored and cooked as needed, providing an excellent source of carbohydrates.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Sagittaria latifolia.
 
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